Blog Posts tagged “infographic”

31 October 2019 Bills Revived by the Sixth Parliament

Nov. 14, 2019 (9 hours, 43 minutes ago) — Comments

There were 39 unfinished Bills when the Fifth Parliament ended. According to National Assembly rule 333 (2), these Bills lapsed automatically when Parliament was dissolved on 7 May 2019. To date, 30 of these have been revived by the Sixth Parliament. Our infographic below outlines all Bills revived by both ...

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Petitions: How to get your voice heard in Parliament

Oct. 18, 2019 (3 weeks, 6 days ago) — Comments

In South Africa, Section 17 of the Constitution creates the right for everyone to present petitions. Public participation in law-making, oversight and other processes of Parliament, therefore, is an integral part of our democracy. Parliament has developed a number of ways to promote public involvement in the work of the ...

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NHI Timeline: Key dates and events

Oct. 12, 2019 (1 month ago) — Comments

The analyses and debates about the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill rage on following its introduction to Parliament early August. The tabling of the Bill was long in coming as the mooting of ideas to reform healthcare financing in South Africa are not new and date as far back as ...

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Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology 2019/20 Priorities

Aug. 29, 2019 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

In December 2017, President Jacob Zuma announced that government will subsidise free higher education for poor and working class students.

This statement followed months of pressure and protests by the #FeesMustFall movement that demanded government stop the increase in tuition fees and increase its funding of universities.

Since the start ...

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Department of Women, Youth & Persons with Disbailities Priorities for 2019/20

Aug. 21, 2019 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

On the 9th of July 2019, the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, delivered the 2019 Budget Vote speech which is meant to give the public an indication of what the departments budget for the year is and highlight what the key ...

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First Term Review: Sixth Parliament

Aug. 8, 2019 (3 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

Parliament’s first term ended last week. According to the programme, the term was 11 weeks but the main thrust of the work was compressed into the final 5 weeks of the quarter.

A lot was done in this first term: new parliamentary leadership was elected, the second State of ...

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A – Z of Parliamentary Parlance

July 23, 2019 (3 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

The Sixth Parliament is now fully in swing! Chairpersons have been elected and Members are furiously busy scrutinizing performance plans and budgets. This would be a useful time to familiarize yourself with some parliamentary parlance, that is language! We’ve all heard about points of order, tabling reports and calls ...

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

July 18, 2019 (3 months, 4 weeks ago) — Comments

Today we commemorate our former President Nelson Mandela who served his term from 1994 to 1999. As we ponder on the past two weeks budget vote speeches delivered by the Ministers and their Deputies, what better way to assess our journey as a country than to recall where we come ...

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6th Parliament: Turnover, Youth & Gender

July 9, 2019 (4 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

Becoming an MP can be a complex and difficult journey. In many respects, the job is viewed as one which requires experience and therefore suited to older people. Meanwhile, women face all sorts of hurdles when running for elected office. This includes discrimination, patriarchy, violence and the ever present glass ...

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New Ramaphosa Cabinet: 2019

May 30, 2019 (5 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

The President has announced his Executive which will serve the country’s Sixth Administration. Let’s take a look at some of the changes made.

The Cabinet is made up of the President, Deputy President and Ministers. The Deputy President is Mr David Mabuza. As per his 2018 State of ...

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